Downeast Campus

An Update on EdGE Fall Afterschool Program Registration

With Covid-19 in play, we want to measure family interest before finalizing our EdGE afterschool programming for this year. With enough family interest, we plan to launch the EdGE afterschool program around October 12th. Exact date to be announced as soon as possible. For schools able to offer a modified EdGE program this Fall, we…

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Artist-Volunteer Cynthia Huntington Donates ‘Schoodic Prince’ to Weald Bethel

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Downeast Campus Facilities Manager Scott Shaw sends this photo of a painting newly displayed in the Weald Bethel Community Center. Scott writes the, “Schoodic Prince donated to the Community Center by artist and volunteer Cynthia Huntington” of Tunk Mountain Arts & Crafts in Cherryfield. Cynthia’s painting, writes Scott, is the “perfect size…

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EdGE Building Floors Transformed

CHERRYFIELD, ME — From the Mission’s Downeast Campus comes a happy note, with a link to photos, about “the company that transformed the EdGE building flooring last week.” Looking good. According to their website, “Coastal Concrete Coating is a local community based company that operates out of Bucksport Maine. [W]e are best known for our…

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Thank you Thursday to Mano en Mano

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Milbridge, ME based Mano en Mano (Hand in Hand). Founded in 2005, Mano en Mano works with farm-workers and immigrants to help them thrive in Maine. The organization’s work includes partnerships with Maine Seacoast Mission. Mission Service Program Director Wendy Harrington said, “We…

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EdGE Summer Camp Kids Explore Art, Stories

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to EdGE Site Coordinator Don Parker for these photos of kids at this year’s EdGE Summer Art/Literacy Summer Camp. As EdGE Interim Director Isaac Marnik writes in his Summer Camp reflection: An Evelyn S. and K.E. Barrett Foundation grant provided books to all campers and students in the summer meals…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Bayside Shop ‘n Save

It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to the retail supermarket Bayside Shop ‘n Save in Milbridge. Ask Mission staff working throughout the front lines of any and all of our food security services and programs. Their responses are always glowing and succinct. Case in point: Jillian, who is a…

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Green Bean Picker Help Needed for Incredible Milbridge Red Barn Garden

MILBRIDGE, ME — Pam Dyer-Stewart, Secretary of Women for Healthy Rural Living is asking for “HELP!!!” The garden at The Red Barn Motel, 3 Main Street, Milbridge, Maine has “green beans…ready to pick!” Pam writes, “And just to be clear– the help we want is for people to pick beans and take them home to…

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EdGE Summer Camp Week 1 – Frogs, Photos, Forts, and Fun

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to EdGE Site Coordinator Jennifer Kearns for these photos taken the first week of EdGE Summer Camp 2020. As we’ve said before, this year’s EdGE Summer Camp is a much modified version of previous EdGE Summer Camps. But even with a cap on Summer Campers attending under Covid-19 State of…

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Barrett Foundation Grant Helps Provide Children’s Books Through Mission Summer Camp 2020

CHERRYFIELD, ME — A literacy grant from the Evelyn S. and K.E. Barrett Foundation enables the Maine Seacoast Mission to provide children’s books through the Mission’s EdGE Summer Camp 2020 reading/writing program. Don Parker, EdGE Site Coordinator at Milbridge Elementary School, works with elementary students through Summer Camp, as well as during EdGE’s regular after-school…

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